Napoli set to unveil Osimhen on Friday

first_img Osimhen has already passed his medical, taken in Rome’s Villa Stuart clinic on Saturday morning, and it’s suggested he has even signed the contract. His agent is now finalising the details and AOIFootball.com  stated that  Osimhen will be presented to the media on Friday. read also:Look before you leap, Eagles coordinator advises Osimhen With a reported price-tag of €81m, that would make the 21-year-old the most expensive African player of all time, as well as practically doubling the club record for highest transfer fee. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Plans are almost concluded by the Italian giants, Napoli to unveil Nigeria’s Super Eagles striker, Victor Osimhen,  on Friday. Multiple reports, including Sky Sport Italia, Sportitalia and Osimhen’s close associate Oma Akatugba, are confident would be presented as a Napoli player on Friday. The agreement with Lille had already been reached, there were some issues regarding image rights and commissions that had to be resolved following the change of agent midway through the process. After days of intensive negotiations in Naples and then today in Lille, multiple sources are confident they are down to details.Advertisement Loading…last_img read more

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Kennedale kicks off new race season with March 1-2 special

first_imgKENNEDALE, Texas (Feb. 25) – Four IMCA divisions are on the program for Kennedale Speedway Park’s season-opening Spring Kick-Off special this Saturday and Sunday, March 1-2.IMCA Eagle Motorsports RaceSaver Sprint Cars run for $800 to win on Saturday.Texas Lone Star Series shows are slated both nights for IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modifieds, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center Southern SportMods.Stock Cars run as part of Wild Child Race Cars and Southern SportMods as part of Southwest Racing Specialties-sponsored series shows.Modifieds race for $600 to win, Stocks and SportMods both for $500 to win. IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing national, regional and Allstar Performance state points will be awarded.An open practice begins at 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28. Pit gates open at 3 p.m. and racing starts at 6 p.m. Saturday; gates open at noon and racing starts at 2 p.m. on Sunday. There is no entry fee and pit passes are $25. Grandstand admission is $12 for adults, $8 for seniors and military personnel with ID, $5 for kids ages 6-11 and free for five and under. RACEceivers or NitroBees are required in all divisions. More infor­mation about the Spring Kick-Off is available by call­ing 817 561-9634 and at the www.raceksp.com website. Series races are the fourth and fifth of 2014 for the Modifieds, Stock Cars and Southern SportMods.last_img read more

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Committee seeks feedback on changes to Child Support Guidelines

first_imgIndianapolis, In. — The Domestic Relations Committee of the Judicial Conference of Indiana is seeking comments on proposed changes to Indiana’s Child Support Guidelines, which are used to make decisions about child support in dissolutions of marriage, legal separations, paternity cases, Title IV-D proceedings, and all other actions for child support.The proposed changes address:A parent’s legal duty to support a prior-born child when no court order existsConsideration of whether a child support amount prohibits a parent’s ability to support himself or herselfIn-kind benefits and payments from structured settlements as incomeSituations in which a parent is incarceratedClarification of children’s health insurance costsFeedback will be accepted until noon EDT, Friday, May 17, 2019. Comments may be submitted online or sent by mail to the Indiana Office of Court Services, c/o Domestic Relations Committee, 251 North Illinois Street, Suite 800, Indianapolis, IN 46204.The Domestic Relations Committee is composed of judicial officers from across Indiana and receives staff support from the Indiana Office of Court Services. The Committee will review public comments to assist in recommending amendments of the Child Support Guidelines to the Indiana Supreme Court. The Court has the final authority over the Guidelines.last_img read more

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Mr. Henry Fredrick Bushman

first_imgMr. Henry Fredrick Bushman, age 92, of Bear Branch, Indiana, entered this life on April 20, 1928 in Ohio County, Indiana. He was the loving son of the late Louis Henry and Marie “Emma” (Poske) Bushman. He was raised in Bear Branch, Indiana where he was a 1945 graduate of Dillsboro High School. Henry was united in marriage to Maxine Knigga on February 3, 1951 at the St. Peter Lutheran Church in Bear Branch, Indiana. This happy union was blessed with three children, Dennis, LuAnne and Lee Jaye. Henry and Maxine shared over 69 loving years of marriage together until his death. Henry was employed for Stedman Foundry in Aurora, Indiana for a few years. He was also employed as a control specialist for the Texas Gas Company, retiring after 30 years of service. He was a member of the St. Peter Lutheran Church in Bear Branch, Indiana where he formerly served on the church council. Henry enjoyed music, computers and working on his ancestry. Henry passed away at 3:30 p.m., Sunday, August 2, 2020, at The Waters of Rising Sun in Rising Sun, Indiana.Henry will be deeply missed by his wife, Maxine (Knigga) Bushman of Bear Branch, IN; his daughters, LuAnne Turner and her husband, Terry of Dillsboro, IN and Lee Jaye Lohide and her husband, Mark of East Enterprise, IN; his daughter-in-law, Sharon Day and her husband, Jim of East Enterprise, IN; his grandchildren, Mike Bushman and his wife, Nicole, Jamie Bushman and his wife, Rhonda, Billy Settles and his wife, Whitney, Bryan Turner and his wife, Stacey, Erin Turner Gregory, Jennifer Parsons and her husband, Jamie, Matthew Lohide and Megan Griffin and her husband, Shane; his great-grandchildren, Damon, Olivia, Peyton, Jillian, Emma, Brody, Maddy, Kameron, Harper Grant and Henlee; his step-great-grandchildren, Ashley, Tyler, Jackson, Julia and Brody; his step-great-great-grandson, Braxton; his brother-in-law, William Knigga; his three nieces, Deborah Todd, Dena Steiner and Dianne Hoffman and his great-nieces and great-nephews.He was preceded in death by his parents, Louis Henry Bushman, died July 9, 1949 and Marie “Emma” (Poske) Bushman, died February 9, 1979; his son, Dennis Duane Bushman, died November 10, 1977 and his sister-in-law Dorothy Knigga.Due to COVID-19, masks are required along with social distancing. Friends may call 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., Thursday, August 6, 2020, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana 47043 and from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., Friday, August 7, 2020, at the St. Peter Lutheran Church, 3958 Milton Bear Branch Road, Dillsboro, Indiana 47018.Due to COVID-19, masks are required along with social distancing. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, August 7, 2020, at 11:00 a.m., by Pastor Larry Knigga, at the St. Peter Lutheran Church, 3958 Milton Bear Branch Road, Dillsboro, Indiana 47018.Interment will follow in the St. Peter Lutheran Cemetery, Dillsboro, Indiana.Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Peter Lutheran Church Cemetery Fund or Charity of the Donor’s Choice. Cards are available at the funeral home or online at www.haskellandmorrison.comlast_img read more

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Pellegrini not playing mind games

first_imgManchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini is not about to start taking any notice of Jose Mourinho’s latest mind games after the Portugese coach declared it was now impossible for Chelsea to win the Barclays Premier League. The Blues slumped to a shock 1-0 defeat at Crystal Palace on Saturday afternoon, after which Mourinho claimed his team’s hopes of staying top are over with six matches to go. City, however, failed to take full advantage as they were held to a 1-1 draw at Arsenal in Saturday’s late kick-off. Liverpool moved two points clear of Chelsea after beating Tottenham 4-0 at Anfield on Sunday afternoon – but City’s destiny is still in their own hands, having played a couple of matches less than the sides above them and with a visit to Anfield still to come. Following all the talk of big horses, little horses and the Liverpool Chihuahua earlier in the campaign, Pellegrini has no intentions of embroiling himself in another war of words with anyone. “I don’t think that important managers can give any importance to those mind games, and I don’t know if you think that managers who seem to play mind games are more intelligent, I don’t think so,” the Chilean said. “I do not know what Mourinho said, and I don’t know the way he thinks, “(But) it is not my duty to analyse what Mourinho has said. That is your duty.” Pellegrini is expecting the championship race to go to the wire. “My way of thinking is that the four teams have the same option to win the title,” the City boss said. “It is very close, all the other teams have a few points more, six games more, we have eight games more, we have to win those six points (in hand). “We don’t have six points more, we have two games postponed, it is not the same thing so I think all four teams have the same chances.” center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

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Allardyce has say on Diame exit

first_img In a parting shot at the club, Diame hit out at Allardyce for ‘shunting’ him around the team and putting off prospective suitors. “At West Ham I was shunted around all the different positions,” he told the Daily Star earlier in the week. “I remember one time I had to play as a striker. At least with Hull I will be certain of playing in my favoured role. That was not good for my career. I wanted to play for a club that is high in the Premier League table. “At least with Hull I will be certain of playing in my favoured role. I should have left West Ham a long time ago, as with them I wasn’t permitted to play in central midfield. “I wasn’t able to get the biggest clubs interested in me, as when they came to watch me I’d been put in a position that was not mine.” But now both Allardyce and co-chairman David Gold have had their say on the situation, with the latter taking to Twitter to put his view across. “Mohamed Diame said it was always his aim to play for a team higher up the league table,” Gold wrote. “Good luck at Hull Mohamed.” Allardyce went deeper into the reasoning behind his willingness to allow Diame’s departure – and confirmed a last-minute deal was struck with Marseille winger Morgan Amalfitano to fill the vacant space in his squad. Mohamed Diame was allowed to leave West Ham for Hull after failing to build on his impressive opening season, Hammers boss Sam Allardyce has revealed. The 27-year-old central midfielder was an instant hit with the fans at Upton Park having completed a free transfer from Wigan and was soon attracting reported attention from the likes of Arsenal. West Ham kept hold of the player but, with his contract running down, Allardyce decided the time was right to sell – with Monday’s opponents Hull signing him on transfer deadline day. “Mo was running out of contract and there was a fantastic offer from Hull City which meant that, with Mo coming to us on a free transfer, we made a very handsome profit on that deal,” he said. “He had two seasons with us. I think that his first season was something we expected him to improve on. “He didn’t quite go as fas as we expected from thereon unfortunately. So it was good business all round from our point of view because it allowed us to get Morgan in and Mo got what he wanted in the end and that was a move and obviously a bigger contract. “Mo would have continued to play in central midfield had his performances been as his first season with us. In the end, those performances didn’t quite live up to the ones he gave us in the early part of his career here. “My responsibility is the team and the whole team, not one particular player. If there’s a particular position you need to play somebody to find if they can play that little bit better than they did, then you try and do that. That’s why I moved Mo around. “If he wasn’t happy with it and he’s moved on then that’s fine. From my point of view, I have to look after 25 players throughout the season and then select the best team available. Within that, a player picks himself. That’s what a player does. And a player drops himself. It’s not me, they do it themselves by calculating and keeping track of their performances. “When their performances don’t meet the level you expect then their position is in jeopardy. And if their performances do meet expectations then they stay in the team.” One man who does not appear set to leave Upton Park is assistant manager Neil McDonald. The 48-year-old was linked to the vacant manager’s position at Sky Bet League Two strugglers Carlisle, but Allardyce quashed the speculation and said he intends to keep working closely with McDonald. “No we are not going to lose him,” he said. “I think we have had a huge amount of changes and when you have got somebody you trust and is your right hand man over many years, you don’t let that go.” Press Associationlast_img read more

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Khan ends FACC 2016 season on a high

first_imgBERBICIAN Zaman Khan ended the 2016 Flying Ace Cycle Club’s (FACC) cycling season on a high note last Sunday, winning the club’s 28-mile road race in convincing fashion.The event, which was opened to FACC members only, saw Khan and other juvenile riders benefit from a five-minute head-start after being sent on their way by Guyana Police Force (GPF) `B’ Division Coordinator of the Police Community Relations Department, Assistant Superintendent Keith Williams, at 09:15hrs at Tacama Turn, Stanleytown, New Amsterdam, Berbice, from where the participants of the GPF `B’ Division-sponsored event proceeded to the Rose Hall Town Arch before turning back for the finish line at Main and Alexander Streets, New Amsterdam.Relishing his five-minute advantage, Khan, the national juvenile road race champion, rode at a steady pace and captured all six prime prizes that were on offer and crossed the finish line unchallenged.Second was Curtis Dey, while veteran cyclists Sybrone Fernandes and Samuel Mootoo placed third and fourth respectively.By winning the overall event, Khan automatically won the juvenile category ahead of Rakheel Gordon, Ralph Seenarine and Alex Burnett in that order.The event was coordinated by the club’s coach Randolph Roberts.Trophies for the event, which was held under the theme `Youth Cycling Against Crime’, were donated by Acting Commander `B’ Division, Senior Superintendent Errol Watts, Senior Superintendent Kevin Adonis, Superintendent Budnarine Persaud, Assistant Superintendent Keith Williams, Inspector Clay Rose, businessman Sherwin Ford, Crystal Net Internet Café, the Foster Family and Naziam Khan among others.last_img

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Vermont capitalizes in overtime to stave off Orange in high-scoring battle

first_img Published on November 15, 2014 at 12:18 am Facebook Twitter Google+ Goalie Jenn Gilligan called it a blatant penalty.After the game, Syracuse head coach Paul Flanagan went straight to the referee to ask why a trip was not called on Vermont on the deciding play of the overtime period.“It was a breakdown in the offensive zone,” SU defender Kaillie Goodnough said, “we hustled back and it was just a crappy play.“Not much to be said, it happened.”After a long SU possession to open the overtime session, the puck came out of the SU zone and into Vermont’s possession. While fighting the Orange’s Akane Hosoyamada for the puck in her offensive zone, a Vermont player appeared to dive down and trip Hosoyamada.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textNo penalty was called and UV forward Brittany Zuback grabbed the puck. She sent a shot wide but gathered her own rebound and jammed home a wraparound goal 1:42 into overtime to push Vermont (7-4-1, 1-2-0 Hockey East) past the Orange (3-5-5, 2-1-1 College Hockey America), 6-5, on Friday night before a crowd of 198 at Tennity Ice Pavilion.“I lost it behind the net and now it’s in the back of my net,” Gilligan said. “Just a fluke goal.”After matching three-goal periods to open the game, Syracuse played a tightly contested, physical game into overtime against Vermont. SU played its best offensive game of the season but faced an aggressive Vermont team that matched Syracuse’s offensive intensity.“We knew it was going to be a dogfight in the third period, we felt that coming,” Flanagan said.He was right. Less than 40 seconds into the period, SU was on the power play.For the first time since injuring her head in the second period, Goodnough was back on the ice to start SU’s advantage. Thirty-two seconds later, she proved valuable.Goodnough received a pass at the right point and sent the puck through the center of the ice to a cutting Jesscia Sibley who gave SU a 4-3 lead.“It was a nice shot from the point and I got a tip on it, straight in,” Sibley said.Flanagan said Goodnough’s return was “an infusion of energy” for the team. The defender said it felt good to be able to come back and make a difference so quickly.With less than 14 minutes remaining, Vermont’s Bridget Baker beat SU center Stephanie Grossi on a faceoff in the UV zone and sent the puck straight up to a streaking Zuback. The play caught Goodnough off guard and Gilligan was left to face Zuback one-on-one.With a toe drag and a wrist shot, Zuback tied the game.“I hadn’t seen that play before and it happened so fast that I didn’t really have time to react and they beat me,” Goodnough said. “That was crappy.”Though Goodnough was unfamiliar with the play, Flanagan called it “older than the hills” and said his defenders need to be more aware.Vermont struck again just three minutes later when Vermont’s Amanda Pelkey fired a shot from the right circle into Gilligan, who tried to deflect the puck up and away.The puck went up in the air and center Dayna Colang batted it out of the air and into the net.Vermont gave the Orange a chance to tie it up with eight minutes remaining when forward Klara Myren was called for interference.Grossi sent a pass to defender Nicole Renault who was coming in from the left point. The Vermont defender went to the ice to try for a block, but Renault shot high and beat goalie Madison Litchfield, tying the game at five.The remaining seven minutes and 45 seconds were back and forth, leading to the overtime winner for Vermont.“We played well down the stretch in the third and into overtime,” Flanagan said. “It was kind of a broken play, to lose it like that is very deflating.” Commentslast_img read more

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Syracuse men’s basketball is never out of a game because of its full-court press

first_img Published on March 2, 2017 at 10:51 pm Contact Paul: pmschwed@syr.edu | @pschweds Jim Boeheim isn’t afraid to let everyone in an arena know when his team is desperate, when he has no other choice but to change his defense.Then, he turns to the press.It propelled the Orange to the Final Four last year, overcoming a 14-point deficit with 10 minutes left in the Elite Eight. And it’s what has led to three comeback wins in the past month.“At that stage, you’re desperate. You’re just trying to fly around and make a play,” said Syracuse’s head coach. “It’s been at the end of games. … You’re down 10, it’s a desperation situation and you just try to make the play and make something happen. … There’s no other chance but to force a turnover.”The Orange (17-13, 9-8 Atlantic Coast) has trailed by double digits in eight straight games. Outside of a 20-point loss at then-No. 7 Louisville, the contests were decided by an average of 4.3 points and SU went 4-4 in the eight-game stretch. Even in the three games Syracuse lost, the press made it close.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textIn many ways, the full-court press salvaged the Orange’s entire season. Boeheim applies the tactic sparingly and knows a good team can figure out a way to beat it easily once it adjusts. But in short segments, SU has relied on the press to climb back into games in which it previously had no chance.“It catches (opponents) by surprise. They don’t expect it,” freshman forward Taurean Thompson said. “We don’t use it all game and then all of a sudden they take a breath. They’re not ready for it. I don’t think they prepare for it as much in practice.”At the start of the season, Boeheim said his team would likely press more because of the depth he had at his disposal. SU used it in nonconference play to test out what he had. Early on, his players didn’t execute the scheme to his standard.After a season-opening 28-point win over Colgate on Nov. 11, Boeheim said the press was horrendous.“I guess they can’t do it,” Boeheim said when asked why it was ineffective. “Why did Donald Trump become president? I don’t know.”A week and a half later, Boeheim explained Syracuse would need the press at some point later in the year. That’s why he was experimenting in games such as a 42-point win over South Carolina State. Even as late as 14 games into the year, Boeheim cited it as an area for concern. After a 15-point loss at Boston College, he described the press as something “we can’t do.”Two months later, the press is a key reason SU is still in the mix for an NCAA Tournament bid. Instead of playing the nine or 10 players like Boeheim expected, Syracuse uses only six or seven each game as a result of injuries. The starting lineup now consists of four first-year players and a sophomore. Once they meshed together, the press improved, too.Sophomore forward Tyler Lydon attributes the press’ success to the urgency with which he and his teammates play it. Tactically, not much changed from the full-court approach, graduate transfer Andrew White said. Except recently, Syracuse’s press is causing turnovers unlike in the beginning of the year.“I’m amazed at how effective it is and how infrequently they use it,” Pittsburgh head coach Kevin Stallings said. “I wish I could do that is what I’m trying to say.”With SU down 10 against North Carolina State late in the second half, Boeheim flipped to the press from his traditional 2-3 zone. The Orange forced four turnovers down the stretch, pushing the game into overtime and eventually winning.A week later, SU pressed with the same amount of time remaining against Clemson. The Tigers committed three late turnovers and Syracuse won at the buzzer.“They take away the primary pass, they get you in the corner, they take away the second pass to the guy taking it out, they take away the middle pass,” Louisville head coach Rick Pitino said. “You’ve got to attack it quickly or you’re going to be in trouble. It’s an outstanding press.”Georgia Tech head coach Josh Pastner said opponents can’t simulate it in practice. The Orange ranks as the 12th tallest team in the country, per Kenpom.com. As opponents try to play cautiously to protect leads, SU pounces when it should be squirming.Considering Syracuse’s short rotation, playing defense for 94 feet isn’t an option for more than a few minutes at a time. Lydon and White both have played every second in the Orange’s last 10 games. They can only go so far until fatigue sets in.But the infrequency with which Boeheim uses the press is part of what makes it so effective. In short spurts, it accomplishes what it needs to.SU’s hopes of reaching the NCAA Tournament are dangling. But with only one regular-season game left and the ACC tournament remaining, the press is why Syracuse is never out of a game.“We work on it all the time. Every year,” Boeheim said before the season. “We work on our press every year a lot. Almost every practice. And some years we just don’t use it much at all and other years it’s been very important for us.”This year it has been the latter. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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Munster’s O’ Connell returns for Zebre Clash

first_imgThe quartet are all set to feature at some point in Thomond Park.Meanwhile, Munster captain Peter O’Mahony is making good progress in his return from shoulder surgery and has resumed some light contact work while Keith Earls, Luke O’Dea and Gerhard van den Heever are all back running with the province.last_img

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